Around Apex


Around Apex

Located in southwestern Wake County, Apex combines a relaxing small-town atmosphere with convenience to big-city amenities. It is positioned for future growth and the town planners are working to ensure that the small-town character remains while allowing for many new residents to join our community. 

In 2013, Apex was named the 9th Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. That's up five spots from our ranking in 2007!

A major streetscape renovation project has restored Apex's downtown and recaptured its historic flavor. The revitalized downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best examples of an intact turn-of-the-century railroad town.

We invite you to join the hundreds of newcomers discovering our delightful small town ideally located in southwestern Wake County. Even though new residents relocate to Apex daily, we have maintained the small town character which is so unique in the rapidly-growing Research Triangle Area.

If you are one of our new residents getting settled into our community, or are considering a decision to join those relocating to our area, we hope this information will be helpful and facilitate an easy move to Apex.

Population and Demographics

For current population information, please see the Apex Development Report. Data below is from the 2010 US Census Bureau Profile, and the  2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Median Family Income: $95,971
Per Capita Income: $31,363
Median Age: 31.2 years 
Education: (min. high school) 96%
College Grad (min.): 58.8%

Elevation and Climate

Area forecast from the Weather Channel
Elevation: 500 ft. above sea level  
Climate: Mild Humid-Subtropical with average temperatures and precipitation as follows:

  • Temperatures: January (40 F)...April (60 F)... July (78 F)....October (60 F)
  • Average Annual Precipitation: 44.75 inches 
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 7 inches

Tax Rates

Town - $.39/$100 valuation, 
Wake County - $.534/$100

Wake County - 2%
State - 4%, 
NC Prepared Food - 1%


Major Highways...I-40, US # 1, US # 64, NC # 55, NC #751 
Air Travel...Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Driving Times Within Research Triangle Area

  • Cary - 10 min.
  • Sanford - 25 min.
  • Chapel Hill - 25 min.
  • Southern Pines - 35 min.
  • Durham - 25 min.
  • Fuquay-Varina - 15 min.
  • Garner - 25 min.
  • Raleigh - 25 min.
  • Research Triangle Park - 20 min.
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport - 20 min.